Announcements for Sunday, November 29, 2020

Today is the first Sunday in Advent. We light the candle, Hope.

Missionary Society’s Toys For Tots Campaign ends this week.
Check the church eblast or the website for details on how to donate. This year the Society is accepting monetary gifts only.

Off to a Great Start, with Time Still Left to Join the Challenge!
The Building Fund Committee is pleased to report that its fall fundraising for the Capital Improvement Project is off to a great start. The BFC set a goal of raising $10,000 for Stewardship Sunday, held in October, to help with HVAC repairs, plus kicked off a 90-Day Giving Challenge that runs through December. So far, over $11,000 has been raised through the church family’s generosity, even during these uncertain times. Church members have also signed up for the 90-Day Giving Challenge to make monthly contributions through the end of the year. There’s still time to join this friendly Challenge and help continue to raise funds for the HVAC repairs. Sign up today and make a contribution in November and December. Visit:

Join Us – Virtual Christmas Bazaar – Featuring Love Pal Program: Sunday, December 13│12 pm – 2 pm
The Building Fund Committee’s annual Christmas Bazaar is going virtual this year! For the past six years, the BFC has held its annual Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale in the Fellowship Hall to raise funds for the Capital Improvement Project and to support other church ministries and local artists and entrepreneurs. That won’t be possible this year due to COVID-19. Although we’ll miss this festive in-person giving experience, we’re continuing the tradition with a Virtual Christmas Bazaar on Zoom, on Sunday, December 13 from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year’s featured ministry is the Love Pal Program. We hope you’ll join us for this annual giving experience featuring vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, art, accessories and more and the opportunity to support and learn about the Love Pal Program. If you are interested in being a vendor or a volunteer with the bazaar, email the BFC at

Join us for Bible Study this Tuesday, December 1, on YouTube or on Facebook at 7 p.m. Our text will be Romans 16.

Join the Seniors Ministry for the remaining Gentle Yoga and Technology Workshops on December 5 and 19, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The workshops feature a series of 20-minute yoga classes are conducted by Three and A Half Acres Yoga (THAY) and provide breathing and mindfulness techniques. The workshops are geared toward seniors but are open to Nineteenth Street family and friends. You will need a sturdy chair without arms, a towel and water for hydration. A yoga mat may be used if desired. A mini technology workshop for using Google platforms will follow each yoga workout. Both programs are free. See the church eblast or website to register.

Communion is next Sunday, December 6. Take time during the week to gather the elements you want to use for communion and have them ready for Sunday morning.

Our condolences to Deaconess Kathryn Brooks, Trustee Juniors and Sister Alice Thompson and Family upon the death of Brother Elmer T. Brooks. The Family only services for Brother Brooks will be live-streamed on Friday, December 4. Viewing at 9:30 a.m.; Service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the Brooks family requests contributions be made to the Dr. Ettyce Hill Moore Scholarship Fund.